5 Favorite Current Artists: 09/13

This is based on their current work only. No previous work is being taken into account. There's a gazillion people who come to mind for honorable mentions, but I'll stick to keeping it simple and limiting it to just the 5. Otherwise, there's going to be an absurdly long honorable mentions list.

So, who are your current top 5?

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Edited by Samimista

Aw yeah TMNT! =D

Edited by TheAcidSkull

MO MATTEO SCELERA? YOU HAZ SHAMED MEH!

Posted by dagmar_merrill

My favorite is Greg Capullo.

Posted by k4tzm4n

MO MATTEO SCELERA? YOU HAZ SHAMED MEH!

He was actually the first who came to mind for an honorable mention! The energy he puts into IH is surreal.

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Edited by DecoyElite

Dat Green Arrow art.
Seriously I'm totally jumping into that series and the art is a big reason.

Edited by k4tzm4n

My favorite is Greg Capullo.

Good choice. Definitely would have been on the honorable mentions as well!

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@k4tzm4n said:

@theacidskull said:

MO MATTEO SCELERA? YOU HAZ SHAMED MEH!

He was actually the first who came to mind for an honorable mention! The energy he puts into IH is surreal.

tis like watching a movie :D

Posted by ccraft

Nice

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Patrick Gleason was my favorite artist in a while. Francis Manapul is also really great.

Posted by Deranged Midget

Top two FO SHO!

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Posted by Marionettegeist

Loving Jason Fabok's art at the moment.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Manapul

Staples

Capullo

JH Williams

Fowler

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Posted by teddy_the_god_killer

@k4tzm4n: Nice list. It's a bit late so I will have a crack tomorrow.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

No Jim Lee, or Ivan Reis?

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Posted by SavageDragon

Michael Lark

Sean Phillips

Jim Lee

Ivan Reis

Jim Cheung

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Jae Lee

Ryan Ottley

Um...I think that's it for me.

Posted by k4tzm4n

No Jim Lee, or Ivan Reis?

If they were in my top 5 I would have included them, silly.

Dat Green Arrow art.

Seriously I'm totally jumping into that series and the art is a big reason.

Woot!

Patrick Gleason was my favorite artist in a while. Francis Manapul is also really great.

Yeah, very creative as well.

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Edited by guttridgeb

Nice list, mine would be:

  • Marco Checchetto
  • Francis Manapul
  • David Aja
  • Sean Murphy
  • Fiona Staples
Posted by tuckboarder

Skottie Young, Sean Gordon Murphy, Humberto Ramos, Marcio Takara, and Rafael Albuquerque

Posted by Supreme Marvel

Sorrentino, is single handedly keeping me in comics.

Edited by Dane

Probably go with:

David Aja

Romano Molenaar

Pere Perez

Andrea Sorrentino

Leinil Yu

Posted by AllStarSuperman

John romita Jr

Kenneth rocafort

Brett booth

Eddy barrows

Gary Frank

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Nice list .

Edited by ganon15

Bruce Timm

Posted by QueenCorp15

1. Andrea sorrentino

2. Greg capullo

3. Chris samnee

4. Ivan reis

5. Brett booth

Posted by Wilbertus

I would add Greg Capullo. I love Snyder's stories, but it is really Capullo who makes the current Batman series come alive so well in my opinion.

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Mateus Santolouco

James Stokoe

Ryan Ottley

Greg Capullo

Sean Murphy

It was hard not to include Leinil Yu.

Posted by Jake Fury
  1. Sorrentino
  2. Mahmud Asrar
  3. Mikel Janin
  4. Jae Lee
  5. Cliff Chang
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John Romita Jr for the Spider-man 'coming home' story ark was awesome

Posted by Darklexeus

The art for Green Arrow currently is very intriguing, though I will say that at times it can be just a bit difficult to tell Olly and Count Vertigo apart from each other.

Posted by Poncho

No love for Ryan Stegman or Paolo Rivera? Shame, shame.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@poncho said:

No love for Ryan Stegman or Paolo Rivera? Shame, shame.

Says who? Not making a top 5 hardly means I don't appreciate their work.

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Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Personally, i love:

  1. Humberto Ramos
  2. Chris Bachalo (does anyone know if Marte Gracia will be staying on Uncanny? he's jumping on for BotA and Uncanny 12 pages are on cbr, they look nice)
  3. Sara Pichelli
  4. Paco Medina
  5. Jim Lee (will always be my number 5 or Top 5)
Posted by HillbillyMorangie

A good list, personally I like john byrne all me old fashioned, but it's a style I grew up with, also the likes of Keith Watson, Watkins and Thompson... But all are pretty similar, kind of classic... Modern artists are all very different and sometimes that ruins a comic series for me, look at the sudden shift in style in captain marvel for example swapping from Soy to Andrade, two very different styles... Not that it often puts me off... But sometimes I feel like screaming, if I wanted to read a Manga I'd have bought a manga lol

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My faves are:

1. Frank Quitely (the best man EVER to draw comics. Just look at what he did with Flex Mentallo in the mid nineties to see how far he always was in front of everybody else. He is a genius.)

2. Dustin Nguyen (when he isn't rushed, he is one of thebest Batman artists around. Look at Batman Heart of Hush, or As the Crow Flies for examples)

3. Patrick Gleason (extremely original artist, with his own style and a sense of movement that only Quitely can match, see Batman and Robin or his GL Corps)

4. Doug Mahnke (for me the big action guy everybody always thinks Jim Lee is, just see his JLA run with Joe Kelly for example)

5. Steve McNiven (Civil War. Doesn't matter if you like the story, its one of the ebst drawn things ever)

6. Esad Ribic (Thor God of Thunder. Nuff said.)

7. Alex Maleev (Bendis Daredevil run. Hmmmmmmmmmm.)

8. Jerome Openja (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, especially when partnered up with Dean Wite on colors. A perfect bland between surreal style and realism)

9. Marcello Frusin (Azzarrellos Hellblazer run. Wow. Such a moody style and evocative vibe. Just look at John Constantines grin, whenever he drew it.)

10. Ivan Reis (high octane superhero action like Aquaman and Justice League)

but I also like Tony S. Daniel, Leonardo Manco, Eduardo Risso, Steve Epting, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Greg Capullo, Jason Fabok, Francis Manapul, Sean Murphy and others.

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@k4tzm4n: I was more referring to how I didn't see their names listed anywhere in the comments, while also pointing out 2 of my favorites. Didn't mean to offend.

Posted by Lvenger

Currently for me in no particular order

  1. Greg Capullo - His Batman work has really come into a league of its own with his dark shadows and moody contrasts with excellent facial expressions
  2. Mateus Santoloucho - Absolutely love his TMNT artwork. It's a kinetic, dynamic, visual style that leaps off the page and tells the story brilliantly.
  3. Cliff Chiang - His Wonder Woman art gives the title a distinctive feel to match the innovative story. The facial expressions and horrific mythological events are conveyed well.
  4. Tony Daniels - His Action Comics work was stunning.
  5. Esad Ribic - Just go look at his Thor work and you'll see how awesome it is.

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

Really tough to choose just 5 but these are my 5.

1. Ivan Reis (Justice League is gorgeous)

2. Jim Lee ( his Superman in Superman Unchained is amazing)

3. Esad Ribic ( His Thor God of Thunder was too great for words)

4. Gary Frank (Shazam was stunning)

5. Tony Daniel & Steve McNiven (Both have been doing great work on any title they have done)

Posted by k4tzm4n

@poncho said:

@k4tzm4n: I was more referring to how I didn't see their names listed anywhere in the comments, while also pointing out 2 of my favorites. Didn't mean to offend.

No offense taken, just responding since I thought it was directed at me.

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Posted by Daredevilnut

where the heck is Chris Samnee?

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You auto follow staff members when you join the site.

Posted by kid Apollo

Stefano Casselli

Olivier Coipel

Jim Cheung

those are my faves

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

Greg Capullo, Rafael Albequerque, Ivan Reis, Sean Murphy, Frank Quietly

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Chris Samnee (Daredevil)

Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow)

Jae Lee (Batman/Superman)

Alex Maleev (Batman: The Dark Knight. He's mainly my favorite from Bendis' Daredevil but luckily he's still doing great work on Batman for me to list him)

David Aja (Hawkeye)

In no particular order... They definitely aren't all of them but they're my current favorites.

Posted by AdamFranco

My all time favorite is Alex Ross. (DC/Marvel)

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Right now's - Frank Quietly, Jae Lee, Lenil Yu, Kenneth Rocafort, Esad Ribic. Old school - Bisley. New school - Murphy. All time but current Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Brett Booth, Dustin Nguyen. Comedy - Skottie Young(couldn't leave him off, just to bad to the bone). All time, ever, ever, Alex Ross. Just my opinions, I love most all the art, it has to be ridiculously bad for me to not like it. It's why comicbooks are such a special medium for me

Posted by RedhoodFlashLantern

Mateus Santolouco (My Favorite)

Sean Murphy

Andrea Sorrentino

Francis Manapul

Ivan Reis

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